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Where to spot snowdrops in Somerset

PUBLISHED: 16:15 24 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:41 27 February 2018

Smatterings of snowdrops decorate the Somerset countryside in springtime (c) VOJTa Herout / Shutterstock

Smatterings of snowdrops decorate the Somerset countryside in springtime (c) VOJTa Herout / Shutterstock

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Swathes of delicate white snowdrops bring joy to many by signifying the end of winter and the beginning of spring. We pick 6 of Somerset’s prettiest locations to admire the beautiful flower

Hanham Court, Bristol

Hanham Court Gardens will open its gates for the National Garden Scheme once again this year. Alongside the formal gardens and beautiful views to enjoy, on Sunday February 11 from 11am onwards, admire 40 varieties of snowdrop, alongside blooming primroses, cyclamen, witch hazel and hellebores.

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East Lambrook Manor Gardens, South Petherton

One of England’s best-loved privately owned gardens, East Lambrook Manor Gardens will be open from Tuesday to Sunday during February for visitors to marvel at the specialist collection of snowdrops. The National Garden Scheme will also host an open day on Saturday February 17.

The pretty white flowers will be nestled among hellabores and geraniums, and other blooming flora in the bordered garden and winding pathways. The garden was created by the late Margery Fish, celebrated plantswoman and gardening writer.

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Snowdrop Valley Exmoor

Wrap up warm and don those walking boots for the footpaths trailing through Exmoor’s hidden, privately-owned Snowdrop Valley.

From Saturday January 27 to Sunday February 25, The Badgworthy Land Company will kindly allow visitors to ramble through the area that is beautifully carpeted in snowdrops.

Forde Abbey and Gardens, Chard

Rich in history and culture, the stately home of Forde Abbey and its surrounding 30 acres of perfectly manicured greenery and lakes, still operate as a family home and a working estate.

On every Saturday and Sunday of February, the gardens will be open for visitors to admire thousands of snowdrops, which will rise from the ground to signal the beginning of spring.

Fyne Court, Bridgwater

Nestled in the heart of the Quantock Hills, explore the wild garden of the National Trust’s Fyne Court where you will discover swathes of pretty snowdrops which adorn the woodland floor among the pops of colour from primroses, yellow archangel and bluebells.

Fyne Court makes the ideal starting point for a stroll through the Somerset countryside and mesmerising views can be enjoyed from the top of the Quantocks.

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Prior Park Landscape Garden, near Bath

Bath’s stunning and intimate 18th century landscape garden, boasting the beautiful Palladian bridge, is a wonder to see all year round. Set in a valley, visitors can soak in jaw dropping views of Bath’s cityscape and surrounding countryside.

Enjoy a walk through the summerhouseglade and over the iconic bridge, where during the spring delicate snowdrops can be spotted amongst daffodils, fritillaries and wild garlic.

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